Sign on
Wrist rest
Date Made/Found: 1700s
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 265 x 54 x 24mm (10 7/16 x 2 1/8 x 15/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.285
An arm or wrist rest stops the writer from smudging the ink when doing calligraphy with a brush. This one is carved with a scene of Daoist immortals in the Penglai Islands of the Immortals in the Eastern Sea. On the back is a dragon breathing forth his life-giving breath.
Display Location: In Store
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